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obama will hold a news conference. he'll have to address the david petraeus scandal as well as the looming fiscal cliff. it may be the republicans, not the democrats to get a deal done. 50% of americans would blame republicans in congress if it doesn't get worked out. 29% say the president would be to blame. 10% would blame both. we'll be carrying president obama's news conference live at 1:30 thi afternoon. you can watch it on our website. we'll be streaming live on www.nbcwashington.com. >>> we're following breaking news right now. nbc news learned david petraeus will answer questions about september's deadly attack in benghazi after all. he will testify tomorrow before the senate intelligence committe he was supposed to testify today, until he resigned after admitting he had an affair. tracie potts has more on the growing scandal. >> reporter: at least one member of congress already spoke with the cia about the crowing controversy involving david petraeus and john allen. >> i don't have any reason to think there are national security issues at stake in what transpi transp
. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> president obama's first news conference since the election is scheduled for this morning 10:30 our time. we will be carrying it live here. >>> another news conference, decision day for nancy pelosi, the longtime san francisco democrat will announce at 7:00 this morning our time whether she will continue as house minority leader. some believe it will be easier for president obama to negotiate republicans if the 72-year-old congresswoman is out of the picture. she has been the democratic leader in the house for 10 years including her term as speaker. >>> guess what? >> what? >> i know we could use rain and this is the season. i want to look at today. >> okay, let's look at the today and tomorrow. >> okay and probably the third or fourth day too. good morning. check out the clouds that are showing up on live doppler 7 hd i want to focus in on santa rosa where we have fog forming 1 1/2 mile visibility there, that's about as bad as it is going to get everybody else okay except for high clouds. temperatures in the 40s inland in the blue, the green bay shore, a
amid the widening investigation into the affair. the scandal's likely to come up at president obama's news conference today. nbc news will have live coverage at 1:30 p.m. eastern time. >>> a house committee beginnings hearings today on the nationwide meningitis outbreak and how it might have been prevented. officials say about 440 people have been sickened by contaminated steroid shots from a massachusetts pharmacy. more than 30 deaths have been reported in a background report this week. congressional investigators say the fda wanted to halt production at that pharmacy a decade ago but deferred to state regulators. >>> the senate beat tuesday's deadline and approved a cost of living increase for nearly 4 million disabled veterans. it provides a 1.7% monthly benefits increase or about $500 for the year. the normal routine measure was held up for weeks by partisan politics. >>> illinois congressman jesse jackson, jr., has left the mayo clinic where he was treated for bipolar disorder for the second time since taking a leave of absence in june. jackson was re-elected for another term e
of the agenda during president obama's first news conference since winning the election. steve handelsman has the report. >> reporter: president obama tried to show off the power, claiming voters backed his call for tax hikes on the rich. but that message had a distraction. the petraeus problem. >> i have no evidence at this point, from what i've seen, that classified information was disclosed, that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. >> reporter: the president's withholding judgnt on the fbi keeping secrets. but he praised his ex-cia chief. >> we're safer because of the work that dave petraeus has done. >> reporter: issue two was the fiscal cliff and taxes. >> what i'm not going to do is to extend further a tax cut for people who don't need it. >> reporter: republicans demand no rate hike. can there be a deal finally to cut deductions and raise what the rich pay in taxes. >> i recognize we're going to have to compromise. as i said on election night, compromise is hard. >> reporter: issue three, libya. four americans dead in benghazi. republicans today demand
.com. >>> also from washington this morning, president obama has scheduled his first news conference since the election and abc7 news will carry it live starting at 10:30 this morning. >>> work continues to cleanup san francisco city hall after a fire and explosion in the basement. terry mcsweeney just tweeted everything is not going to be back to normal this morning. >> reporter: i just got off the phone with a spokeswoman from the mayor's office. the first and second floors are working under normal power. you can see lights on, on all the floors, the third and fourth on generator power they consider the generator power to be iffy to have those offices open today. first and second floor as usual, third and fourth floors not until regular power gets restore 3rd expecting that sometime this afternoon. city attorneys and economic development department they will be notified employees in those offices, following city protocol as to what they should do with regards to work today. look at the scene last night 9 30 the firefighters were called out after what they are -- what they are call ago el
president obama's news conference 30 minutes away. >>> that is a live picture of the white house, everyone. the president's news conference begins in 30 minutes from now. we will count you down every step of the way. fiscal cliff will obviously be one of the top topics this hour. brian sullivan, eamon javers, john harwood is working his way into the white house right now for that news conference. they are all gathered with me. brian, we're going to begin with you. >> this is a big day at the white house. this is a big week at the white house regarding the fiscal cliff, guys. and today, 12 top ceo are coming here to the white house to meet with the president, anything from walmart to duke energy to ursula burns of xerox and nine others. they will gather up, they will huddle up and exchange ideas to try to find a fix for the fiscal cliff. the question is, how much is the president willing to give on spending cuts, how much is the gop willing to perhaps give on tax increases and revenue enhancements, and what will the ceos say, ask and demand? eamon javers here also at the white house as we h
were killed. >>> this morning president obama will hold his first news conference in months. his agenda is likely to be overshadowed by the sex scandal involving david petraeus and a top general. >> reporter: the white house has already said president obama stands behind general allen and still has faith in him. allen's e-mails with jill kelley are being investigated by the fbi this morning we expect to hear more in the president's own words. general petraeus' fair with paula broadwell could be the bigger issue this is her, first time we've seen her since the scandal broke. this morning the fbi and cia are expected to brief members of the house on what they know about the affair. lawmakers want to know if national security was ever threatened. petraeus' sudden resignation an has some senators wondering what will happen to his testimony about what went wrong in ben gassy that lead to the -- wrong in benghazi the attack that led to the death of ambassador-? stevens. learning more about jill kelley hose numerous -- whose numerous are -- general allen has denied that he had affair with kell
. it's 5:00 in new york city. this is "the five." ♪ ♪ >> kimberly: president obama addressed reporters in the east room of the white house for the first time in eight months this atch. the president made news. but the most contentious moment came when she was asked about the qualification of susan race to be appointed to the head of the state department. you may remember that after the white house and intelligence officials knew the attack on the consulate in benghazi did not evolve from protest over anti-islamic video, she appeared on five sunday news showing blaming the video. the president appeared angry and channeled those who opposed her possible nomination to be the next secretary of state. >> let me say about susan rice. she has done exemplary work. she made an appearance at the request of the white house in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. senator mccain, and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, go after me. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador, who had nothing to do with benghazi, and simply making
are hypocritical, because most of the products manufacturedat macy's are manufactured in asia. the obamas get new neighbors a vacant lot is located at 5050 south green would and it's located within the hyde park just two and a half years ago the home on the north side of the obama's also sold for a little over $1 million. it is going to warm up a little bit 77 percent of our days this month have been below normal. clouds will be increasing tonight. then it breaks a little bit tomorrow night here is a 10 day temperature forecasts. you can see how they stay safely at bay. winds will start blowing in from the east into saturday sunday and monday. the average lake michigan water temperature now is down in the 40's. >> from the stupid crook file, a thief steals a delivery drivers card and gets caught making the delivery. from eight delivery at west hartford conn. the clyde wasn't satisfied with just a swiping the card he decided to deliver the orders to pocket the cash so the real delivery guy was able to follow them until the suspect was caught. that made things easy, that morning the driver said h
and the petraeus sex scandal, and president obama answered questions during a news conference. >> petraeus is resigned after admitting to an extramarital affair. they grilled officials about it today. our 11 news bureau chief from washington's sally kidd has the latest. >> two key questions in this case, centered around the fbi's handling of the investigation and whether any national security was ever at risk. it is his first public comment on the petraeus sex scandal. >> i had no evidence. from what i had seen, that classified information was disclosed that would in any way have a negative impact on our national security. >> president obama says he is withholding judgment on whether he should have been notified sooner about the petraeus investigation. >> we do not have all of the information yet. >> they were looking at the time line in a closed door meetings, with the directors. >> no comment. >> dianne feinstein says betrays had agreed to testify before congress about the attack on the consulate in benghazi. >> his own personal behavior. nonetheless, i think he could be a very construct
for special coverage. remember, president obama holding a news conference at 1:00 p.m. eastern time. wolf blitzer will be all over this covering it for you. make sure you stay tuned. >>> listen to this, another major recall for toyota. it's recalling close to 3 million cars worldwide affecting mostly 2004 to 2009 prius models. 670,000 of them were sold in the united states. you have one, right, berman? the problem here, issues with the car's steering system and their electric water pumps. toyota says no crashes or injuries have been reported. that's good news. >>> and a shake-up at the long island utility company under fire for its slow response to super storm sandy. why is chief operating officer michael hervey is resigning at the end of this year. hervey has been the target of many angered residents left in the cold for over two weeks. he's been the target from andrew cuomo as well. >>> and this entrepreneur says he's in hiding this morning as police in belize try to solve a murder case. the very, very strange saga of security software tycoon john mcphee is coming up. >> very strange. v
: and we turn back to one of the topics raised in president obama's news conference today, the investigation of former c.i.a. director david petraeus. the former military leader's resignation after admitting to an extramarital affair raises questions about the standards americans hold u.s. officials and military officers. we take a look at that with two who follow civilian-military relations closely. richard kohn is professor emeritus of history at the university of north carolina. during the 1980s, he was the chief historian for the u.s. air force. and retired colonel andrew bacevich is a research fellow at notre dame's krock institute for international peace studies. we thank you both for joining us. before i begin i have two items to share, late-breaking items in the news on this story. the "new york times" identified the f.b.i. agent in tampa who was originally given the information from jill kelley about threatening e-mails. his name is frederick humphries, ii. he's said to be a veteran counterterrorism investigator. the second item, the associated press is reporting
. >>> well, president obama's news conference likely going to be dominated by questions about the latest scandals. there's still a large looming issue of the fiscal cliff. we have to take a look at what democrats and republicans can actually find some common ground. plus, who is jill kelly? we have new information about the woman tied to the downfall of america's top spy chief. and -- >> i didn't go to iraq with 60 marines that just wanted to go down and level a city. i went with 60 marines that wanted to improve a city, so why would it stop overseas? >> how one veteran is helping others with his war dance. oh, let me guess --ou see this? more washington gridlock. no, it's worse -- look, our taxes are about to go up. not the taxes on our dividends though, right? that's a big part of our retirement. oh, no, it's dividends, too. the rate on our dividends would more than double. but we depend on our dividends to help pay our bills. we worked hard to save. well, the president and congress have got to work together to stop this dividend tax hike. before it's too late. to volunteer to help tho
. lori: appreciate it. melissa: president obama's first news conference since his reelection. the white house and congress will attempt to work together, maybe, to find a compromise. peter barnes is at the white house. what do you think we can expect? >> i think we will hear a lot about petraeus, benghazi, general allen, the sex scandal, fbi, cia. all they have to do is look at yesterday's daily brief. two-thirds of it covered all of those subjects in about one third of tha it was on the fiscl cliff. carney answered some questions about it, and sounded repeated the president will try to be bipartisan trying to get a deal with congress. take a listen. >> he also said he is not indented into every aspect of his plan. in order to reach an agreement everybody needs to compromise in the compromise is another message of the election he took his american people want action. >> the president getting out in his press conference after we heard from speaker john boehner and mitch mcconnell on their position because they will all be here at the white house on friday to get these talks kick started.
to appear at hearings this week. the details of the new hearings are being worked out. president obama is expected to face questions about the scandal that forced patraeus to step down at a news conference today. the widening investigation the s now jeopardizing general john allen's future. the pentagon is looking at emails he exchanged with joe kelly. sources described them as potentially inappropriate and flirtatious. >> these allegations are shocking to everybody that knows general allen. he's a terrific officer. he's also done a really good job in afghanistan. >> the white house and lawmakers continue to express confidence in general allen's leadership of u.s. troops if afghanistan while his promotion to become nato's top general is on hold. >> he said he has not done anything improper. i think he deserves the benefit of the investigation that's going on now which i hope will be concluded soon. >> one anonymous e mail from several months ago warned allen to stay away from kelly. sources stay e mail came from paula broadwell. in her e mail to allen broadwell warned that kelly was a
her home district in san francisco. >>> president barack obama has scheduled a news conference for 10:30 our time. this will be his first. he has a dozen ceos including ford. they want his advice on how to avoid this fiscal cliff and spending cuts are set to take affect if congress does not act. >>> students are set to gain two day protest outside a regents meeting. at the are requestion of brown they are raising fees and they will still vote to increase tuition for next year. they will also meet to talk about prop 30. the pressure is to safe $250 million. that was the case in palo alto yesterday who paid just 39 cents per gallon for a gas. one driver said it cost him $3 for 8 gallons for gas. one driver has decided to stock up and it appears to be over. the price was $3.65 per gallon that the same-station issue this morning. >> it must have been a nice surprise. >> that would be great. bring up the motor home. >>> let's take a look right now, traffic is looking relatively well around the bay area. weaves had some road work between the s curve and the fremont exit and it is not causin
: good evening. i'm chris wallace in for bret president obama held his first news conference in eight months today. and the first question was not about the fiscal cliff, or the terror attack in libya. no. it was about the scandal involving two top officials, two women who are not their wives an whether there was a breach of national security. we have fox team coverage. national security correspondent jennifer griffin looks at whether the mistress of the former c.i.a. director had classified information on her home computer. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge tells us how some republican lawmakers are invoking washington's most famous scandal ever. but we begin with chief white house correspondent ed henry on the libya attack and who should get the blame. good evening. >> good evening, chris. temperature was raised today as the republicans said they want watergate style hearings in to benghazi. the president fired back saying if you want to blame someone, blame me, not my staff. when i pressed him today at the news conference what he did to save lives the president di
won't quit. i'm jim vance. >> i'm doreen gentzler. we begin tonight with president obama's first news conference since his reelection. he said he wants to work with republicans but intends to raise taxes on the wealthiest americans. steve handelsman joins us from capitol hill with more. >> reporter: hi, doreen. it's washington, timing is everything.
the career of his c.i.a. director and derailed his nominee to lead nato. president obama told a news conference no classified information was compromised in the e-mail and sex scandal. he was asked about david petraeus, perhaps most distinguished army general of his generation, who quit the c.i.a. last week after an f.b.i. investigation discovered that he was having an affair. >> general petraeus had an extraordinary career. he served this country with great distinction in iraq, in afghanistan, and as head of the c.i.a. by his own assessment, he did not meet standards that he felt were necessary as the director of the c.i.a. with respect to this personal matter that he is now dealing with, with his family, and with his wife. and it's on that basis that he tendered his resignation, and it's on that base they accepted it. >> pelley: in the same question, the president was asked about general john allen, commander of the u.s. forces in afghanistan and his nominee to lead nato. but mr. obama was silent on allen. the same f.b.i. investigation uncovered e-mails between allen and a socialit
developments coming just two hours away from president obama's first news conference since his re-election victory. a moment when an incumbent about to be sworn in for a second term would be expected to outline his goals and agenda but it's likely to be dominated by headlines surrounding two of the nation's highest ranking military general, petraeus and general john allen. let's refresh the details. general john allen is denying any and all allegations of an extramarital affair and any other wrongdoing. his nomination as commander of nato remains on hold but continues to lead in afghanistan. the white house expressing confidence in his ability to do so yesterday echoed by two members of the president's cabinet today. >> no one should leap to any conclusions. no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job. >> general allen is a distinguished marine and commander who's been an important part of the nato isaf mission in afghanistan. >> and this morning nbc news is confirming a connection between general allen and jill kelley, the florida woman who
helping neighbor. on staten island, molly line, fox news. >> and tomorrow, president obama will visit the areas of new york hardest hit by the storm. and the president visited new jersey. >>> straight ahead on the newsem, a reporter threatened by the interior secretary. what caused that confrontation. and a memorable story on this amazing sky diving feat. sue. >> and on that day and another one today, brian. we have a chill in the air. temperatures in the 40s across the region and another cold night expected. how things are trending toward the weekend and speaking of the weekend, scott, a lot of people excited to see the skins back in action. >> they are, sue. when the skins and eagles meet on sunday, philly will trot out a rookie qb, a guy the coaching staff knows firsthand and rg3 joins the choir of voices saying the season is not over. the play-offs are still in the picture. that is straight ahead in the sports edge.  . >>> th is ken salazar is apologizing after making threats to a reporter. >> you see any changes that need to take place in terms of -- >> we're h
to have you. we're going to break in for president obama first news conference. >> i want to reiterate what i said on friday. right now our economy is still recovering from a very deep and damaging crisis our top priority has to be jobs and growth. we have to build on the progress that we have made. this nation succeeds when we have a growing thriving middle class. that is the idea at the core of the plan that i talked about on the campaign trail. rewarding manufacturers and small businesses to create jobs here. providing more americans with chances to learn the skills that businesses are looking for now. keeping this country at the forefront of research, technology clean energy. putting people back to work rebuilding roads and schools. we face a very clear deadline that requires us to make some big decisions on jobs taxes deficits by the end of the year. i believe both parties can work together to make these decisions in a balanced and responsible way. yesterday i met with labor and civic leaders for their input. today i am meeting with ceos of some of the largest companies. i will m
>>> good morning. meeting the press. president obama holds his first post-election news conference today. how will he address the growing scandal involving two top generals, and does he think he should have been told about it sooner? >>> it was a lie. the man who accused elmo puppeteer kevin clash of having an inappropriate relationship with him when he was underage now recants his story and why did he make up such a claim. >>> and it's the sure sign the holiday season is upon us, the arrival of the rockefeller plaza christmas tree, wednesday, november 14, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on this wednesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> hard to believe we're ready for the christmas tree, with you it's here. >> exactly. >> lose one direction but we gain the christmas tree. that's a good thing. >> get us in a mood that we were so depressed now that we don't have screaming teenagers on our plaza. >> we wi them. i'm willie geist in for matt? president obama
. >> this is n.b.r. >> tom: good evening. i'm tom hudson. president obama says he's open to new ideas, on raising government revenues, but elim
-old congresswoman is not in the picture. meantime president obama scheduled his first news conference since the election. abc news will carry it live 10:30 a.m. our time. >>> well, three oakland police officers were reunited with a baby boy that they helped deliver on friday. know land -- noland shell miller is named after oakland's noland park, the spot where he was born. his father pulled in and asked for help as nolan's mother went into labor. this is surveillance video. nolam's mother gave birth in the family's suv with the help of police. now four days old noland was introduced to the officers and they gave him his first teddy bear. how sweet is that? >>> let's turn your attention to the weather forecast as we hit midweek. sand jaw patel is -- sandhya patel is back. >> it is a sweet looking forecast for midweek. let's show you the sunset. thisth is what noland came into. you can see the high clouds. it was a gorgeous day. let's check out live doppler 7hd and i will show you what it looks like. we do have some high clouds moving overhead so first thing in the morning this is what you wi
with no delays. >>> the liberal left has been celebrating president obama's reelection. fox news jessie waters went to find out why. >> obama care. >> i am real licks sited to see obama carol out. >> passed obama care premiums went up. >> are you concerned about this massive national debt? >> spends the least amount of money than any president. >> obama? >> yes, he did. >> are you sure about that? >> i am positive. >> what's the point of raising taxes on wealthy people? >> they can afford to pay a little bit more. >> because if you raise taxes it's only 68 billion in revenue. >> don't you hate the rich do you? >> i love the rich. >> it is about a week of spending. >> you know what knocking out public television gets you? >> what? >> about an hour. >> are you guys on drugs right now? >> no, no, no. >> having a good time. >> a lot of people were pair rodding what you hear in the media prior to the election. a lot of talking points. he always has a good time. 47 minutes after the hour now. >> are you really picky when you eat? so picky you can't eat off a plate without a design. >> it's another s
are expecting to hear from president obama on these growing scandals later today. nbc news will have live coverage of the president's news conference from the east room of the white house beginning at 10:30 pacific time. right here on this nfc station. >>> well, now for your look at the weather, here's nbc bill karins. good morning to you, bill. >> nothing so complex in my life. >> good. >> my weather life. >> oh. wow. >> and the other life, too. >> hey. >> let's include the whole universe in that. good morning, everyone. we are watching a nice quiet world in the weather world. temperatures remain cool if not seasonable for this time of year. some of the ski areas are beginning to open up just in time for the thanksgiving holiday too. up in tahoe they got enough snow that they'll hopefully open up some of the resorts there. in the cascades, not too many big blockbuster snow events. they should be able to make some snow too. temperatures in the 30s and 40s this morning. there's really no big storms coming at least in the short term. there's moisture streaming through southern idaho. with t
news conference since reelection, president obama said the american people understood what they were getting when they put him back in the white house, someone who backs tax raises on the rich. our 11 news reporter steve handelsman is live in washington with more of mr. obama's plans moving forward. >> good evening from capitol hill. if the president wanted to talk today about the fiscal cliff and taxes, he should have talked last week before the words from the cia. president obama wanted to show off the power of the second election, with a tax call on the rich, but that message had a distraction, the situation with david petraeus. >> that classified information was disclosed, that it in any way had any impact on our national security -- >> but the president is withholding judgment on the fbi holding secret. he praised the former cia chief. >> we are safer because of the work that david petraeus is has done. >> issue number two was the fiscal cliff and taxes. >> what i am not going to do is extend further a tax cut for folks who do not need it. >> republicans demand no rate hikes. ca
. thank you so much. >> thank you, jenna. rick: new suggestions today that president obama is adamant that tax cuts for the wealthy will go away. we are waiting for a presidential news conference as jenna just mentioned ahead of friday's high-stakes talks with congressional republicans the some lawmakers say they will not budge on tax cuts for all. what does it mean for the potential economic mess known as the fiscal cliff? a fair and balanced debate straight ahead. >>> plus a crazy scene caught on camera. why this car goes airborne. what happened? the shocking details straight ahead. ♪ [ male announcer ] are you on medicare? do you have the coverage you need? open enrollment ends friday, december 7th. so don't wait. now's the time to get on a path that could be right for you... with unitedhealthcare medicare solutions. call today to learn about the kinds of coverage we offer, including aarp medicarecomplete plans insured through unitedhealthcare. these medicare advantage plans can combine parts a and b, your hospital and doctor coverage... with part d prescription drug coverage, an
the time to do it and motivation to do that from afar. >> reporter: the news about allen which president obama learned about the same day petraeus resigned has put allen's nomination to be nato's stream commander on hold. he remains on duty in afghanistan. >> the president has great confidence in the military. great confidence in his commanders and will continue to have that confidence. >> reporter: defense officials tell cnn there's a distinct possibility this is connected to the petraeus fbi investigation. fbi agents removed property from broadwell's home on monday. >> she's cooperating. the question are these classified documents. >> reporter: the answer may show if national security was threatened. >> coming up, can't wait to carve up the slopes? you won't have to wait much longer. which resorts plan to open this week. >> coming up later we have local hoops. manager of the year in the bay area. and also a quick sound byte from the hottest college football coach in the bay area. later in this broadcast. ;x >>> a plane crashes into a mississippi home causing it to burst into flames. lo
you very much, guys. >> there you have it, president obama concluding his first news conference since re-election. you hear the president actually refusing to answer the final question saying it would set a horrible precedent because the journalist chose to yell the question out without the president choosing to acknowledge him. a lot to discuss, a wide range of questions. let's bring in chuck todd, chief white house correspondent. it was a question of is the fiscal cliff the number one conversation piece or petraeus. it turns out when you look at the traffic online, it's president's response to questions about susan rice and criticism leveled at her from lindsey gram, senator john mccain and susan collins. >> i can tell you i know this bhous is us from tralted with john mccain and lindsey graham on the benghazi issue for quite sometime and you can see the president was almost looking forward to that question, if you will. i know there's personal irritation if you will in the west wing over susan rice being used as a scapegoat, a lot of loyalty to susan rice around here, particularly
obama will hold a news conference today since being re-elected and it's expected he'll talk about the so-called fiscal cliff. >> the american people want action. >> the only thing standing between success and failure is presidential leadership. >> three people have died in central italy has people are affected by widespread flooding. >> the man who accused a puppeteer in an under age sexual relationship is recanting his story. >> a driver coming from nowhere, losing control, crashing into traffic. >> all that -- >> a scare fall came last night. she hit her head on the floor. she was motionless for several minutes. >> ash and all that matters. >> the diamond auctioned for almost $21.5 million. >> i believe it was purchased by general petraeus for his wife. >> on cbs "this morning." >> they need to stop pulling the string on this before this whole thing leads back to kevin bacon. >>> welcome to cbs "this morning." a sex scandal that's caused david petraeus his job as cia director now general john allen's next job is in jeopardy. >> the u.s. commander in afghanistan will not become nato's t
by auto insurance policies. >>> president obama held his first solo news conference in eight months. the president said his first priority in his second term is to create jobs and economic growth. and also, the fiscal cliff -- >> as i said before i'm open to compromise and new idea. i've been encouraged to hear republican after republican to agree on more revenue from the wealthy republicans as part of our math if we're gonna be serious about reducing the budget. >> the president wants to decrease those taxes going up for those making less than $250,000 a year but raise rates on those making more. >>> the first question he got, was the scandal involving the resignation of david petraeus. the white house said there were not informed until last week about the investigation. a reporter asked if any classified information has been compromised. >> i have no evidence that i've seen that classified information that was disclosed, that in any way, would have had a negative impact on our negative security. >> there was some question whether petraeus would testify about the hearings in libya
. president obama has a big news conference scheduled. his first one in a long time. certainly first one post-election. news conference scheduled at 1:30 in the east room of the white house today and of course, as always, i will be there. we welcome you and welcome team press here this morning. peter ogborn enjoying some time off with his family. dan henning. >> good morning. >> bill: no time off for dan. he's here doing double duty with the help of cyprian bowlding, our videographer as always. keeping the cameras rolling. phil backert ready to take your calls. he's on the phones this morning. among those members of congress, coming back from their extended seven-week break all wrapped around the elections was none other than paul ryan who at one time, had a little more prominence as the vice presidential nominee of the republican party. now, he's just that old guy from wisconsin who is just one of 435 members of congress. yesterday he talked to abc. he said losing this election is not exactly what we expected to happen. >
-mails. there is a fine line between seduction and spamming someone. >>> president obama holds his first full news conference today since being re-elected. it is expected he will talk about the so-called fiscal cliff. >> americans want action, not political posture. >> the only thing standing between success and failure is presidential leadership. >>> continuing to be affected by widespread flooding, many homes had to be evacuated. >>> the man who accused of puppe puppeteer of engaging in an underage sexual relationship is recanting his statement. >> a driver. >> and scary fall, hit her head on the floor. she was motionless for several minutes. >> waving to the crowd. that's nice to see. >> and all that matters. >>> diamond auctioned for almost $21.5 million. >> i believe it was purchased by general petraeus for his wife. >>> before this whole thing leads back to kevin bacon because you know that's where leads back to kevin bacon because you know that's where it's going. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." a sex scandal has already cost david petraeus his job as cia directo
may hear from president obama about it all today as well. >> his first news conference since being re-elected. you can imagine this will be high on the press corps' agenda for sure. >>> two guys safely back with their families after a few harrowing and rather cold days on one of the continent's highest mountains. hear from them in just a second. >> then from california it was a pretty rude awakening for some residents thanks to tens of thousand of gallons of waltter. lots of dirt. when you put the two together you are pretty much getting more mud than anyone should have to deal with. >> look at that. talk about pressure -- the golfer who was basically trying to save his career. and itch that wasn't bad enough, wait until we tell you what else he was dealing with during one nearly unbelievable round. talk about a long walk, very much a spoiled here. but a good lesson for millions of americans who have maybe the same condition that guy does. yeah. >>> first, new details in the still unfolding sex scandal surrounding david petraeus. >> finding out much more about the two women whose e-ma
mentioned, we are expecting to hear from president obama on these growing scandals later today. nbc news will have live coverage of the president's news conference from the east room at the white house beginning at 1:30 eastern time, 10:30 pacific right here on this nfc station. >>> now for your look at the weather, here's nbc bill karins. hopefully it's a little bit less complicated than this tangled web of information. it is very complicated. hopefully your weather forecast isn't like that. >> i don't have an eighth of the drama. i need some kind of love triangle in the weather office. good morning, everyone. here's what we're looking at in the forecast today. the temperatures have plunge bed in the east coast. if you're heading out this morning, do bundle yourself up in the northeast. temperatures are 20 to 30 degrees colder in the northeast than they were yesterday. that's not factoring in the winds. the cold front went through yesterday. now in the midwest where it has been cold, temperatures are a little bit warmer. wind chill is not as bad around minneapolis and dallas. right now,
to be a good show. peter? >>> president obama is scheduled to hold his first post-election news conference, expected to face a barrage of questions about general david petraeus's admitted affair, the time line of this investigation and when exactly the president was told about it. meanwhile, the white house says the president still has faith in john allen, the current u.s. commander in afghanistan who is now under investigation by the pentagon's inspector general for what officials describe as potentially inappropriate e-mails with one of the women directly involved in the case. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell, has more on an ever-widening story. >> reporter: the scandal involving two very different women, tampa socialite jill kelley and petraeus biographer and former mistress paula broadwell ensnared not only petraeus but his successor. marine general john allen who took over from petraeus in afghanistan and is the president's choice to be supreme allied commander of nato forces in europe, a nomination now temporarily on hold. >> thank you for all that you have
relationship with kelley. he's currently president obama's choice for supreme allied commander of nato forces in europe. that nomination is on hold. as nbc news reports the president learned of the problems on friday, the same day he accepted petraeus's resignation. that hasn't stopped the con spearary theorists over on fox news. >> who knew about the affair before the leak, and why didn't they speak up? >> the idea that obama would not be told by coincidence two or three days after the election absolutely beyond belief. >> you have to suspend disbelief. >> it appears that the white house is lying again just as it was lying about benghazi. >> how could the fbi pick up something like this in the spring and take months to figure it out? >> we're supposed to believe that an affair involving the hetd of the cia was never discuss. >> did the sex scandal influence benghazi? why president obama didn't know about it? so if he did know about it, there were months that went by. i mean, eric holder at least knew about it. >> if holder new it. when obama smelt it holder dealt it. >> eric holder didn't ta
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